Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

This echidna sought refuge among granite boulders when I approached it. However, eventually my patience outlasted its and curiosity got the better of it.

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 300mm 2.8, 1/200, f8, ISO 1250

by Gerhard Koertner, New South Wales